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Eight doors of spontaneous presence (Tib. lhun drup kyi go gyé, ལྷུན་གྲུབ་ཀྱི་སྒོ་བརྒྱད་ , Wyl. lhun grub kyi sgo brgyad)

  1. compassion (Tib. tukjé, ཐུགས་རྗེ་ , thugs rje)
  2. light (Tib. ö, འོད་ , ‘od)
  3. bodies (Tib. ku, སྐུ་ , sku)
  4. primordial wisdom (Tib. yeshé, ཡེ་ཤེས་ , ye shes)
  5. non-duality (Tib. nyimé, གཉིས་མེད་ , gnyis med)
  6. freedom from extremes (Tib. tadrol, མཐའ་གྲོལ་ , mtha’ grol)
  7. the impure gate of samsara (Tib. madakpa khorwé go, མ་དག་པ་འཁོར་བའི་སྒོ་, ma dag pa ‘khor ba’i sgo)
  8. the pure gate of primordial wisdom (Tib. dakpa yeshé kyi go, དག་པ་ཡེ་ཤེས་ཀྱི་སྒོ་ , dag pa ye shes kyi sgo)

Alternative Translations

  • Eight gates of beings' spontaneity (Kalu Rinpoche Translation Group)
  • Eight gates of spontaneous presence (EPK)
  • Eight spontaneously accomplished doors (Tulku Thondup)
  • Eight gateways of spontaneous presence (SK)

Further Reading

In Tibetan

A detailed explanation is found in Khenpo Yönten Gyatso's commentary to the Yönten Dzö.

In English

  • Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Tayé, Myriad Worlds, Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2003, p. 210
  • Tulku Thondup, The Practice of Dzogchen, Ithaca: Snow Lion, 1989, p.206, n.1